Some years ago, I made a plan “what to do before I die” Mt. Everest was on that list. A friend of mine had been to Nepal a few years earlier, and he recommended My Everest Trip. The following day I contacted the company and started corresponding with Puru. We wanted to go in October 2018, and Puru gave me good advice on preparing for the trek.
We planned to see all the sights in Kathmandu for three weeks without rushing through it. Puru planned everything and booked a hotel close to the office. This way, it was straightforward for us to go there when we wanted a guide for sightseeing or ask for advice if we wanted to go on our own. He also assisted us in buying some equipment.
The day we flew to Lukla started a bit cloudy, but after 10 minutes, the sky cleared, and we could enjoy the incredible Himalayas…wow. I can’t describe that feeling … just woohoo.
On day 2 of the trek, we reached Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Everest, and what a place! So vibrant. We were happy the next day was acclimatization day, so we had time to explore the surroundings. The following days Tengboche and Dingboche. Ratna always takes care of us, making sure we walk good pace and takes time to enjoy the views and take pictures. This fantastic landscape, the snow-covered peaks, the prayer flags, the suspension bridges (even my girlfriend developed a love for them), and the day arrived when we reached the Everest Base Camp. I was blown away. The Queen of my life standing there with the king of the mountains behind her. So I did something I had not prepared for. I picked a small rock from the ground, went down on my knee, and asked her to marry me. Luckily Ratna was quick to capture this special moment on camera. And (lucky me) she said yes!
This trek was fantastic in all aspects. My Everest Trip did an excellent job. They know the importance of safety and do not rush through, leaving out acclimatization days to make a good profit or cut any corners short. All the staff is polite and kind and speak good English. When we returned to Kathmandu, Puru took us for dinner at a lovely restaurant to ”celebrate Happy Trek”, as he put it. He even suggested we do our honeymoon in Nepal … and guess what … that’s precisely what we plan to do!!!